I hate telling people no.
Regardless of the request, I feel like I am disappointing them, failing them, and letting them down.
So instead, I say “yes” a lot and then secretly hate the person who’s requested something from me. Or I say yes and then break my commitment at the last second.
Both of those options suck.
And I realized I tend to say yes so often in part because I feel like I have to justify or explain my no. I have to lay out in the best possible ways why I feel I need to say no. But recently I heard a guy say something really powerful about the word no. He said,
“’No’ is a complete sentence.”
How great is that?
That’s a complete sentence.
You don’t have to justify yourself. You don’t have to apologize for saying no. You just have to say it. And move on.
Is it always easy?
But I’m learning there’s big truth hidden in little ideas like that.
Is it ever hard for you to say “No?”